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A Perfect Revenge

3.14  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
From the author of 'Secret Relations' comes this warm and funny tale of two warring families, and the secrets and lies that bind them irrevocably together.
Paperback, 375 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Pocket Books (first published January 31st 2007)
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Patricia
Maybe in the afterlife I will meet all these books I check out from the library and return unread. I will die, and then the first thing I will see after I go toward the white light will be hundreds of books I picked for their cover and never even cracked open. I'm not sure what will happen after that. Maybe I will perform an apology ceremony and move on toward the pearly gates. At any rate, this book will be among them.
Monique
Okay so this book is definitely on the low end of the two-star spectrum as I fought to get through it, but I didnt absolutely hate it..I found myself plodding along to finish this book for a reveal of a secret that would make it worthwhile to finish this 375 page novel but I never got it LOL..This is the story of feuding families that live next door to each other after one family The Delanceys fell from their rich status to poverty and had to sell their centuries old Abbey, a monastery converted ...more
Rachel Brand
Hmm. Well, the "old" story kept me interested but the "modern" day story didn't grip me at all. Laura and Joe's relationship was so unrealistic, and the backcover made it seem like the were the focus of the story - they barely took up 20 pages in the entire book! The idea that their relationship could be serious enough to bring the skeletons out of the Delancey family closet was pretty unbelievable.
I did find the historical information quite interesting, the history of the Abbey and so on, but o
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Lizzie
Feb 02, 2013 Lizzie rated it really liked it
Second time of reading was even better than the first...I found part way through that I remembered some of the central points but was all the more intrigued to see them deftly introduced so deftly that reading it for the first time you would be kept guessing until the end... a layered book, evenly spaced if leaning towards the aristocratic point of view and maybe stereotypical representations of the salt of the earth working class but I thoroughly enjoyed it - I felt very sorry for several chara ...more
Jo Lin
Apr 30, 2008 Jo Lin rated it did not like it
You know it's not a very good book when even I can guess the plot twist. About a third of the way in, I decided to keep reading just to find out if the ending was really what I'd predicted, because I couldn't believe that a book would be that bad/predictable. But it was.
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